NASA has posted a series of pairs of satellite images that show a range of changes around the world. They’re great for illustrating human-environment interactions; some of the changes are directly human-caused, while others, while others show the changing consequences of floods and fires as our settlement and agricultural patterns change.
For those of us living in Las Vegas, these images of the shrinking Lake Mead reservoir, which provides water and electricity, is not reassuring.
The NASA mission that has changed our view of the probability of life in the Universe is in jeopardy. The Kepler has shown that planets are common throughout the Milky Way and the billions of galaxies in the cosmos. NASA... Read Post
As fast as humans are destroying the environment, natural disasters can cause more damage faster. Satellite imagery shows exactly how devastating earthquakes, volcanoes and other disasters can be. NASA’s Landsat satellite captured i... Read Post
Earth Observatory has pulled together a special series of NASA satellite images documenting how our world—forests, oceans, human landscapes—has changed during the previous decade. The two satellite images above shows deforestation o... Read Post